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Forest Service hiring temps

Starting in January, the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service will advertise 600 temporary positions in the region’s national forests in Oregon and Washington.

Find out about the available positions at www.usajobs.gov.

Applications for temporary fire-related positions and jobs in trails, recreation, engineering, wildlife, timber fisheries and botany will be accepted Jan. 6-12.

There will be two more rounds of applications for other positions in February and March; check the website for details.

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ESTACADA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT 69 - Luckily, the predicted major flooding of the Clackamas River over the weekend did not come to pass.

Flood is a non-event

Estacada area residents breathed a sigh of relief when predicted flood levels didn’t materialize last weekend.

The Estacada Rural Fire District had warned residents that the Clackamas River was expected to rise to levels in the major flood zone with heavy rains over the weekend.

Paradise Park, Twin Islands and Starr Road residents were temporarily placed under Level 1 voluntary evacuation notices, but they were soon lifted.

However, by the morning of Sunday, Dec. 21, it was clear the prediction wouldn’t come to pass.

“River levels appear to be holding steady at 20.26 feet,” the department posted on its Facebook page. “We are very thankful that the rains have stopped for the most part and that the levels are much lower than predicted!”

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Mossy Rocks 4-H Club brought holiday cheer to the 300 Main retirement community by performing a concert. Dakota Glover played the piano, Kate Glover was on violin, Alayna Roberts played clarinet and Austin Roberts played trumpet.

4-H club entertains 300 Main

The Mossy Rocks 4-H Club entertained the 300 Main retirement community with a musical performance Friday, Dec. 5.

After the show, the youngsters gave the residents homemade cookies and crafts.

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Connie Hovda was the lucky winner of the Small Business Saturday raffle.

Connie Hovda wins Small Business Saturday

Connie Hovda was the winner of the Small Business Saturday raffle, winning more than $500 in gifts from the 12 Estacada and Eagle Creek businesses that participated in the Nov. 29 event.

“In all, 55 ‘completed’ tickets were turned in for the drawing. That means 55 people went to all 12 businesses that day,” wrote Marissa Neldner of Linx Media, who coordinated the event. “Many more shoppers participated but didn't get to all 12. All in all, the day was a great success.”

Forest Service thanks Sandy Police Department

Ross Gamboa, a law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service, publicly thanked the Sandy Police Department for its assistance during the 36 Pit Fire.

Gamboa presented Sandy/Estacada Police Chief Kim Yamashita with a plaque at the Estacada City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 8.

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Eagle Creek Girl Scout Troop No. 45706 has decided to support the Estacada Area Food Bank as part of its leadership project to earn a Bronze Award. The Girl Scouts wrapped and decorated 400 candy packages for the Food Bank to distribute. Pictured from left: Adelia Jeppeson, Kaitlin Willis, Amber Haggstrom, Lily Mixon and Emily Hill.

Girl Scouts get into holiday spirit

Last week, Eagle Creek Girl Scout Troop No. 45706 and Girl Scouts from Oregon City wrapped 400 gifts of candies for the Estacada Area Food Bank to distribute to families in need.

Keeping in the Christmas spirit, the Girl Scouts caroled for senior citizens at Whispering Pines and Grace Place.

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